Monday

29th May 2017

Ticker

Italy misses deadline on air quality warning

Italy has not responded in time to the European Commission's final warning on Italy's failure to meet air pollution limits for nitrogen dioxide (NO2), a commission source told EUobserver Monday. France and the UK replied on time, but the commission is still assessing the responses. Spain and Germany requested an extension. The commission sent final warnings to the five largest member states last February, saying they should "safeguard public health".

Opinion

Nato needs a European 2%

Europe needs to take care of its on security, but not on Trump's terms, with the 2 percent of GDP mantra flawed as a model.

Column / Brexit Briefing

Ukip's last electoral stand

Nigel Farage's anti-EU party is unlikely to win any seats at the 8 June elections. After the loss of his charismatic leadership, the party is just a rag-tag of third raters.

Investigation

Fight Club: Russische Spione suchen EU-Rekruten

Sicherheitsexperten warnen, dass russische Geheimdienste Kampfsportvereine nutzen, um potenzielle Unruhestifter in Deutschland und anderen EU-Ländern zu rekrutieren.

EUobserved

Scramble for UK agencies paves way for Trumpian claims

The Spanish health minister this week bragged that Barcelona was “the best city”, had “the best building”, and “the best infrastructure” to host the EU's medicines agency post-Brexit.

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